Happy (Belated) Mother’s Day

This year for Mother’s day I was fortunate enough to celebrate three Moms!  But what to get for the super women who do it all?

Well, I love sharing our family recipes because my mother is particularly notorious for accidentally leaving out ingredients or crucial steps.  So it’s important to write them down to remember exactly how to make them!  Since chalkboard style printables are all the rage (see a million examples on Pinterest like this board), I decided to craft up a few family recipes chalkboard style – one for each of the ladies.

I started with finding a chalkboard background and downloading a few key chalkboard fonts.  There are tons of great posts on chalkboard fonts from Jenni from the blog, Lil Blue Boo, and Side of Sneakers just to name a few.  Don’t forget to download some doodles, dingbats, and ornaments.  I found quite a few helpful ones like LCR Kitchen Dings and Sugar Coma that were cooking themed.

Then I grabbed a few family favorite recipes and set to work with my Mom’s favorite dish from her mother.  This particular recipe cracks me up because when my Mom gave it to me, I got practically NONE of the actual assembly instructions.  So I was pretty anxious to see if I was able to interpret them correctly to see if this is actually how Nana makes the mac n’ cheese.
Nana's Macaroni

I haven’t gotten any edits back yet, but she may be saving them up to let me know in the future :)

Next up was my Mother’s chocolate chip recipe which I like to enjoy sans chocolate chips.Jane's Chocolate Chip CookiesFinally, Heather’s recipe for my favorite – Black Bean Hummus.  Probably not her signature dish (see Jello Pretzel Dessert) but this one had so many comments in it that I thought it was pretty funny to see how she’d changed it up from the original. Heather's Black Bean Hummus

So there’s the whole set!  I put them in frames and all the Mothers had a great treat on their celebration day.

–Martta

Oscar Ballot Categories Printable

I’m working on my mystery game for this year’s party.  Well, it’s not really a game, but I’ll have to post all about it later.  Anyway, I found that I needed a little printable of each of the ballot categories.  These are the same size as the wine charms I posted earlier – print them out and punch them out with a 1 1/2″ circle cutter.

Use them as more wine charms or as adorable cupcake toppers… or for your own mystery game!Oscar Ballot Categories Printable–Martta

Oscar Party Wine Charms

Update: The new version of these wine tags are located here.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program of Oscar Party prep!

I saw some adorable drink charms for an Oscar Party made by Hostess with the Mostess, but dang it, I’m gonna have way more than 12 people at my party!  So with my ballot in hand, I ran off to the computer to make my own charms.

Oscar Party Wine Charms I made a charm for each of the acting nominees in the major categories as well as all the best picture films.  Print the charms on card stock then cut them out with a 1 1/2″ punch cutter.  Use a small hole punch and piece of ribbon to tie the charm to the glass.

My favorite charms I threw in at the end:Oscar Party Wine CharmsObviously I need to label my own glass and we’ve got to have one for the person who hasn’t seen any of the movies!  And it’s possible there could be a fight over Mrs. Clooney.  So stake your claim now ladies!

So which one is your favorite?  Do you have any good ideas that I missed?Oscar Party Wine CharmsOscar Party Wine Charms Page 2–Martta

Christmas Bucket List

Yes, it’s 83 degrees and sunny here today, but that doesn’t mean I’m not transforming the place into a winter wonderland on the inside!  I’ve been putting up the decorations, getting ready for next weekend’s Gingerbread House Party and thinking Christmas thoughts.  So I thought I’d put together a Christmas bucket list – I gotta have a plan for the season!

Christmas Bucket List

–Martta

America the Beautiful Printable

Finally wrapped up the last of the set of Americana printables and I’m all ready for the 4th of July!  After a bit of back and forth debate, I went with America the Beautiful as the inspiration for the final print in the set of three.  Hope you enjoy!  Check out the anthem and America versions if you haven’t seen them already.

-Martta

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Anthem Printable – More Americana

Well, I sort of really loved the “Sweet Land of Liberty” printable I made last weekend.  So I’m following it up with another printable along the same line this week, but with the national anthem in mind.  

And you know that all good things come in threes so I’ll have to make another.  What’s your favorite patriotic song?  What printable do you want to see next?  Let me know in the comments!

–Martta

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